Looking for an easy side dish recipe? Try these Air Fryer Parmesan Roasted Potatoes! Roasting potatoes in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to make them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
These potatoes are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Just toss, and air fry for 15 minutes. You’ll have a delicious side dish that everyone will love!
These potatoes are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Not only are they delicious, but pair well with so many different recipes!
PLUS they can be so versatile with the countless ways you can prepare them. But I have to say – roasting them with parmesan cheese in the air fryer is absolutely addictive. I can’t get enough of these!
What is the best way to store leftover roasted potatoes?
Place any leftover potatoes in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. Keep in mind that most “fried” food doesn’t reheat well – so these are best when served fresh.
Should You Boil Potatoes for Air Frying?
Unless you are working with large potatoes that would take a long time to cook through – that isn’t necessary. This is one of the reasons I love working with these small baby potatoes. They cook up quickly and don’t require any extra steps to make them absolutely perfect.
How Air Frying Works
While air fryers are relatively new to the market, the technology isn’t really a new concept. They basically work like tiny convection ovens that you can use on your countertop.
Similar to a convection oven, it circulates the hot air within the cooking area using a high-powered fan. This helps evenly distribute the heat around the food which not only creates more evenly cooked food but also reduced cooking times.
By circulating the hot air, which contains the fine oil droplets from adding a light mist layer before cooking, and allows you to remove the need for submerging our foods in heavy oils to create the deliciously crunchy foods we all love.
Ingredients for Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes – skins ON
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- table salt
- black pepper
- parmesan – grated
Can this recipe be doubled?
Yes – this recipe can be doubled. However – depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to work in batches. You don’t want to overcrowd the potatoes since the air fryer works at its best when the air can circulate around the food.
What to serve with this easy potato recipe?
We have so many different recipes that we like to serve with this easy potato side dish. Since we are using the air fryer for the potatoes, it frees up all of the other appliances for the other recipes. Check out some of our favorite recipes we like to serve with this delicious side…
How to Make Parmesan Roasted Potatoes in the Air Fryer
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 F according to manufacturer instructions. (Mine was 375F for 5 minutes)
- Wash, scrub, and dry the potatoes.
- Cut them in half, and leave the skins on.
- In a large bowl season the potatoes with garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and drizzle with oil.
- Spray the air fryer basket lightly with cooking oil before adding the potatoes. (not non-stick spray – see notes in the post)
- Air fry the seasoned potatoes at 375 F for 15 minutes, turning the potatoes halfway through. Within the last 5 minutes pause the air fryer and add the parmesan cheese to each potato. Continue to air fry.
- Add more parmesan cheese and fresh herbs (parsley and thyme work the best!) on top before serving.
Air Frying Doneness Tip
Every air fryer is a bit different and they all cook at different rates – so in general, all cooking times are approximate based on the pan and temperature.
You can always cook the recipe longer if needed and reduce the heat a bit. If needed, you can tent the top if it is browning too much.
How long do these roasted potatoes take to cook?
These roasted potatoes take about 15-20 minutes to cook in the air fryer, depending on your machine. The exact time will depend on the size of your potatoes and the power of your air fryer.Print
Air Fryer Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 2 lb baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes – skins ON
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or more if needed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder for deeper flavor, use 1 medium garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- black pepper to taste
- ¾ cup parmesan grated
Preheat the air fryer to 375 F according to manufacturer instructions. (Mine was 375F for 5 minutes)
Wash, scrub and dry the potatoes.
Cut them in half, leave the skins on.
In a large bowl season the potatoes with garlic, onion powder and salt, pepper and drizzle with oil.
Spray the air fryer basket lightly with cooking oil before adding the potatoes. (not non-stick spray – see notes in post)
Air fry the seasoned potatoes at 375 F for 15 minutes, turning the potatoes half way through. Within the last 5 minutes pause the air fryer and add the parmesan cheese to each potato. Continue to air fry.
Add more parmesan cheese and fresh herbs (parsley and thyme work the best!) on top before serving.
- Parmesan cheese – will melt but not become crispy on top, which in my opinion is perfect. However, if you want these potatoes to have crispy cheese on top, air fry a couple of minutes longer.
- You can use as little as 1 tablespoon of oil or use a little more. I find the potatoes to be slightly crispier and flavorful when using oil but you can use even less for an air fryer.
- Season the potatoes with salt before air frying but add more salt (preferably sea salt) after frying. More flavor and the potatoes soak up the salty flavor better after frying. But it’s optional.
- Fried food generally doesn’t reheat well. But with an air fryer, you can reheat them once if they get cold (on the same day of making). Reheat in a preheated air fryer at 400 F for 3-5 minutes.